Mark Pitman joins Waitrose

Hillier’s Mark Pitman leaves to become Nursery and Landscaping Manager, Longstock Nursery at Waitrose. Read more - open to all

Two Writtle College students given prestigious awards

Two Writtle College students have been given prestigious prizes from the Worshipful Company of Gardeners. Read more - open to all

New faces strengthen Westland’s Technical Team

TWO new faces have joined Westland Horticulture’s Technical Team to ensure the company continues to deliver exciting new products to its customers. Read more - open to all

Christmas tree grower has Downing Street sown up

An Oxfordshire Christmas tree grower has delivered a Christmas tree to take up residence outside Number 10 Downing Street this week. Read more - open to all

Millbrook raises more than £2,000 for chYps

Staff at The Millbrook Garden Company recently (November, 2013) presented a cheque for more than £2,000 to its Charity of the Year. Read more - open to all

Westland says it is backing Nick Davies

Westland reveals that it will finance the new garden product business, headed by former Solus MD, Nick Davies, that he promises will be a major force within 12 months. Read more - members only

Jane Lawler to support the Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf partnership

Jane Lawler, former Marketing Director at Gardman, is to take up a short term voluntary role at the charity Greenfingers from the beginning of December 2013. Read more - open to all

New Show Director appointed for Harrogate Flower Shows

Nick Smith, Development Manager for Culture and Leisure at Stockton Borough Council, has been appointed as the new Show Director for Harrogate Flower Shows. Read more - open to all

New venture by Nick Davies will be a major force within 12 months

Days after leaving Solus, former MD Nick Davies has secured substantial financial backing for a new business that will become a major force within a year. See more... Read more - members only

Mark Pearson becomes CEO of Solus

Former CEO of Gardman, Mark Pearson, becomes CEO of Solus Garden & Leisure with immediate effect as Nick Davies leaves. See more... Read more - members only

Titchmarsh was not able to accept reduced role at Chelsea

Monty Don and newsreader Sophie Raworth are to replace Alan Titchmarsh as lead presenters for the BBC coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show in 2014, after Titchmarsh steps down. See more… Read more - members only

Greenfingers team get going at Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice

Greenfingers, the small charity dedicated to creating gardens in children’s hospices around the UK, held an event at Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Huddersfield last week to encourage local horticulture businesses to get involved with an inspirational new garden set to be built there. Read more - open to all

Garden Connect has been awarded the UKTI Investment Award 2013

It was awarded for its entrepreneurship of the last 12 months in the UK. Read more - open to all

Garden delight for UCLan designer

Student wins pitch to help create outdoor furniture of the future Read more - open to all

Mr Fothergill's pumpkin mercy dash to college's Hallowe'en Festival

When Capel Manor College, Enfield, realised it was short of pumpkins for its 'Hallowe'en Howler' festival on Sunday, 27 October, it contacted Suffolk seedsman Mr Fothergill's to see if it could help. Read more - open to all

New Year Honours Chris Evans and Ian Cheshire

Chris Evans of Dundry Nurseries has been awarded the British Empire Medal and Kingfisher’s Ian Cheshire has been knighted in the 2014 New Year Honours. See more… Read more - members only

DCF invests £5,000 in horticultural students

Following a record number of applications from 15 colleges across the UK, five scholars have been awarded Student Scholarships of £1,000 by the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF). Read more - open to all

Joseph Bentley provides tools fit for winners

Solus Garden & Leisure was delighted to be able to help young gardeners compete in one of the most exciting gardening challenges of 2014 with a donation of Joseph Bentley digging spades. Read more - open to all

Dobbies manager moves to TGCG

Ian Mccavish has joined The Garden Centre Group as an area manager supporting 14 garden centres across the North West and Midlands. Read more - open to all

Steve Harper presents his final Mo

Steve Harper from Bord Na Móna UK Ltd along with this friends raise money for Movember. Read more - open to all

GIMA names Vicky Nuttall as successor to Neil Gow

Vicky Nuttall, currently the president of GIMA and head of marketing at Forest Garden is to become the next director of GIMA. Read more - open to all

Solus completes sales and customer team changes

With new sales director May Philpott and CEO Mark Pearson now on board at Solus Garden & Leisure, the Worcestershire-based company has announced the final additions to its sales and customer service teams. See more... Read more - members only

Poppies for Schools campaign to expand, thanks to donation by Unwins Seeds

A local campaign designed to get pupils planting poppy seeds ready for the Centenary of World War One is set to expand. Read more - open to all

Iain Wylie confirmed as permanent CX of the GCA

Iain Wylie is confirmed as permanent chief executive of the GCA, a role he has held on an interim basis since last October. See more... Read more - members only

Bellagio Cross the Atlantic for Greenfingers

Julian Windsor, Managing Director of Bellagio, has successfully sailed across the Atlantic to raise money for Greenfingers, the national charity dedicated to creating magical gardens in children’s hospices
around the UK. Read more - open to all

James Parr joins Smart Solar

James Parr has joined Smart Solar as National Accounts Manager. Read more - open to all

The Garden Centre Group Names Jason Danciger Food & Beverage Director

The Garden Centre Group today announced the appointment of Jason Danciger as Food & Beverage Director, effective 16 December.  Jason joins from Marks and Spence. Read more - open to all

Tristan Sissons joins Briers as Trading Director

Tristan Sissons will be joining Briers as Trading Director at the beginning of January 2014. In his wide-ranging role Sissons will oversee brand building, new product development, the adoption of new sales channels and the company’s expansion into new export markets. Read more - open to all

Budding artist from Newtown St Boswells wins national Christmas Card Competition

A talented young artist from Newtown St Boswells has won a nationwide competition to design a Christmas card for National Garden Gift Vouchers (NGGV). Read more - open to all

New starters join Westland Horticulture to develop its brand

Three new starters have joined one of the leading and fastest growing firms in the UK, Westland Horticulture. Read more - open to all

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